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Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Daily Calming Facial Lotion 1

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I have featured a few Palmer’s bodycare products (such as Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion SPF 15 and some of the Body Butters) since early last year, and I am pleased with all of them. Some of the things that have impressed me about them are the absence of irritating fragrant floral oils, their smooth and luxurious texture, and their ability to moisturize the skin effectively.

A few months ago, Palmer’s launched its first facial care range in the UK, and I was eager to see if the products still carry these attributes. Today I am focusing on two facial moisturizers, Daily Calming Facial Lotion and Night Renewal Cream.

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Palmer's Olive Butter Formula Body Lotion 1

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Last year, I reviewed some body moisturizers from Palmer’s, all of which, I think, perform very well. Today I am focusing on two products from Palmer’s Olive Butter Formula range.

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In April, I reviewed Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion, which has become one of my preferred body lotions (especially for cooler months). Today I am featuring the version with sun protection.

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion SPF 15 has a dense lotion consistency. It features ingredients that protect against UVA and UVB rays. (It uses avobenzone to protect against the skin-damaging UVA rays.)

(For body sunscreen products, I don’t have a preference regarding physical/chemical sunscreen ingredients. (I am not sensitive to chemical sunscreen ingredients.) As for facial sunscreen products, I very slightly prefer chemical sunscreen ingredients because physical ones can sometimes feel heavy on the skin.)

Some of the moisturizing ingredients that this product contains are glyceryl stearate, petrolatum, paraffinum liquidum, propylene glycol, cetyl alcohol, glycerin, and cocoa seed butter extract.

I am glad to find most of the things I like about the Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion in the SPF version. The SPF version is also very easy to spread and is easily absorbed. It is emollient and moisturizing but it does not leave an oily or sticky film. It has the same smoky cocoa scent that I find very pleasant.

This is a very adequate sun protection product that will also help nourish the skin. It will particularly suit those with drier skin types and those who have to deal with dry heat.

(The product featured in this article is provided by Palmer’s.)

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Palmer’s Body Butters

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A body moisturizer with rich emollients like petrolatum, paraffinum liquidum (mineral oil), and cocoa seed butter can be quite greasy, but this is not the case with Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion.

It has a dense lotion consistency but it is relatively easy to spread. I find it to be very easily absorbed and it is among the most moisturizing body lotions that I have come across. It leaves the skin very nourished and supple.

It also includes moisturizing ingredients such as glyceryl strearate, propylene glycol, glycerin, coconut oil, and palm oil.

Like the Cocoa Butter Formula Body Butter that I reviewed earlier, it has a warm and slightly smoky cocoa scent. I don’t usually like cocoa-based scents, which I think is because many of them are quite sweet, but the smokiness of the cocoa scent in this product appeals to me a lot. (If you wear a fragrance regularly, do note that the scent is quite long-lasting and could clash with your fragrance.)

This product should work very well for those with dry or very dry skin. If you don’t have particularly dry skin, it would work better for you in colder and/or drier months.

(The product featured in this review is provided by Palmer’s.)

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Bodycare Review: Palmer’s Body Butters

by PJ on Saturday, March 20, 2010

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To me, Palmer’s seems to be a relatively low-key brand with a solid following. The Cocoa Butter Formula range is among the brand’s most extensive ranges, and it includes the Cocoa Body Lotion, which is probably one of the brand’s best-selling items. (I will be reviewing it later on.) Today I am highlighting Palmer’s Coconut Body Butter and Cocoa Body Butter.




Both body butters are very emollient and are suitable for areas that require extra moisture. The Coconut Body Butter has a slightly thicker consistency, but both are more or less equally moisturizing. What I particularly like about these two body butters is that they sink into the skin quite easily and that they leave very little greasy residue. The skin feels soft, nourished, and velvety, and it looks semi-matte (with little oily sheen).

The Coconut Body Butter contains moisturizing agents such as urea, isopropyl palmitate, shea butter, propylene glycol, glycerin, coconut oil, cocoa seed butter, mineral oil, mango seed butter, and sweet almond oil. The Cocoa Body Butter contains moisturizing agents such as urea, propylene glycol, isopropyl palmitate, cocoa seed butter, and mineral oil.

The Coconut Body Butter has a fresh coconut milk scent while the cocoa scent in the Cocoa Body Butter is warm with a touch of smokiness that I find surprisingly appealing.

Overall, these two body butters are a pleasure to use. While I like both, I marginally prefer the Cocoa Body Butter. It is slightly easier to spread and I really like the warmth in the scent of the product.

Palmer’s Body Butters are also available in Shea Body Butter and Olive Body Butter.

(The products featured in this review are provided by Palmer’s.)

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